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Tencent Music Entertainment, which is already China’s biggest online music platform, is planning on getting bigger through the proposed acquisition of Lazy Audio. Among the current owners are financial investors, the company’s management and fellow Tencent group company China Literature. New York Stock Exchange-listed Tencent Music has agreed to pay up to $415 million (RMB2.7
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Entertainment executives and stars across streaming sites and digital media companies took part in Variety’s virtual Entertainment Summit, a partnership event with CES hosted on Thursday. The summit covered new and emerging technologies and innovation techniques that are changing the landscape of film, TV, gaming and more. Topics included the rising importance of streaming content,
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With Donald Trump set to vacate the White House in less than a week, WNYC Studios is ending its “Trump Inc.” investigative podcast after nearly three years. “Trump, Inc.,” a coproduction of WNYC Studios and ProPublica, dug into the business dealings of the president and his family — and the clan’s conflicts of interest while
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PewDiePie, the massively popular YouTube creator, will bring his videos back to Facebook after a more than four-year hiatus. PewDiePie (real name: Felix Kjellberg) is the No. 1 most-subscribed individual YouTuber, with over 108 million subscribers and more than 26 billion views to date. The Swedish gamer, comedian and entrepreneur has an official Facebook page,
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Did “Wonder Woman 1984” fail to deliver the HBO Max subscriber haul WarnerMedia was banking on — or was its promo pricing so successful it reupped the deal? The media company, looking to lock up more paying customers for HBO Max through mid-2021, extended its 22% promotional discount for new subscribers who prepay for six
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Jamia Bigalow, an alum of Fox, Disney and NFL Network, is joining Amazon’s Entertainment Devices and Services division as head of partner marketing. In the newly created role, Bigalow will support joint marketing efforts between Amazon and content providers like Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max and Discovery Plus across streaming video, gaming, music and education
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Samsung took the wraps off its next-generation Galaxy S21 smartphones, as the powerhouse maker of Android devices continues to train its sites on battling chief rival Apple. The trio of 5G phones, announced at the Korean consumer-electronics giant’s Galaxy Unpacked event Thursday, are the Galaxy S21 (with a 6.2-inch screen), S21 Plus (6.7 inches) and
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Julie Eddleman, who has led partnerships for Google’s largest advertising clients for more than six years, is leaving the internet giant to join media measurement company DoubleVerify. DoubleVerify hired Eddleman as EVP, global chief commercial officer, overseeing sales and client service organizations worldwide. She reports to CEO Mark Zagorski. As global client partner at Google,
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Daniel J. Mertzlufft, who went viral with his arrangement of “Remy the Ratatouille” by Emily Jacobson, has signed with CAA and Kraft-Engel Management. The composer, arranger, music director, songwriter and TikTok influencer’s arrangement helped lead to the TikTok Ratatouille musical movement. It also proved that even during lockdown, there’s a way to reach theater fans
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Amazon announced it donated $1 million to the National Museum of African American Music to sponsor several initiatives at the museum, including “A Soundtrack for All: Amazon STEAM Days,” which will support local schools’ field trips to the museum. According to the announcement, the company’s investment in and partnership with the museum aims to foster
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Noah Beck, the hugely popular TikTok creator, is getting his own reality show on AwesomenessTV. Awesomeness, the ViacomCBS-owned Gen Z digital studio, announced short-form series “Noah Beck Tries Things,” starring the social-media superstar, will premiere on AwesomenessTV’s digital platforms on Friday, Jan. 22. Guest stars on the series, co-developed with Beck, will feature Beck’s friends
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